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Andréas Litsegård

Senior Lecturer

School of Global
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2
41314 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

About Andréas Litsegård

I achieved a Master's degree in International Relations in 2004 and a PhD in Peace and Development Research in 2013, both at the School of Global Studies (SGS), University of Gothenburg. My PhD-thesis was about civil society regionalization in Southern Africa. At the moment I am a senior lecturer at SGS and also a senior research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), University of Pretoria. My ambition is to combine research and teaching and to be a researching teacher.

Areas of interest My research interests concern regionalism, governance, civil society, democracy, development co-operation, climate- and environment issues and migration; and how these research areas interact. I have done a number of field studies in Africa, which is my main geographical focus area. I am also interested in pedagogical issues within higher education, particularly academic writing in learning processes in undergraduate courses.

Current research Currently, I am engaged in research linked to inter-regional relations around the Atlantic, within an overall global research programme called Atlantic Future, financed by EU's Seventh Framework Programme. I am also planning for a new research project on climate- and environment related migration with a focus on Ethiopia. Besides these projects I do pedagocial research on how to integrate academic writing in higher education, together with colleageues, based on our own experiences of having taught international relations.   

Teaching and tutoring I foremost teach within International Relations and lead and lecture on bachelor courses. For ten years I have been working with the course Introduction to international Relations (IR1111). In 2017 this generated the Social Science Faculty Pedagogical Price at the University of Gothenburg, together with colleagues, for having integrated academic writing in education about international relations with peer review elements, based on a student-centred learning perspective. Also, I teach within African Studies and the Bachelor Program in Global Studies as well as supervise bachelor and master students with their theses. In total, I have over 3500 hours of teaching experience. Between 2017-2018 I was the Subject Coordinator for International Relations where I pushed for pedagogical development of the IR-courses.